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Your First Outing After Ostomy Surgery Video

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
12/28/18  4:11 PM PST

It can be tough to imagine yourself out and about right when you get home from the hospital. But after a few days, you may start to feel antsy. In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, discusses tips to make sure your first outing after ostomy surgery is pleasant and easy.

Laura’s tips include what clothing options are easiest when going out for the first time, making sure that the location you visit has plenty of restrooms (bonus if you go somewhere with private stalls with sinks included!), bringing along your supplies and medications, and if you feel up for taking a walk, that there are benches available to rest along the way.

If you’ve been an ostomate for awhile, tell us about your first trip out into the world after surgery in the comments.

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Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Tom
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
 
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your pouch...


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